Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fob.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Originally made by Austrian watchmakers as decorative pocket watch chain fobs or as cufflinks, these miniature pinfire pistols are now prized collector's items.

    Boing Boing

  • There were two pockets which we could not enter: these he called his fobs; they were two large slits cut into the top of his middle cover, but squeezed close by the pressure of his belly.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • "There were two pockets which we could not enter; these he called his fobs; they were two large slits cut into the top of his middle cover, but squeezed close by the pressure of his belly.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

  • He took them out of tl Cafes, and told us, that in his own country prance was to (liave his beard with one thefe, and to cut his meat with the otl There were two pockets, which we could enter: thcfe he called his fobs; they v two large flits cut into the top of his mic cover, but fqueczcd clofe by the prefl! ure of belly.

    The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin

  • "fobs," products like Assure II; and that was done with some forethought, Lyons said.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In addition to the red plastic tags, the company sells key fobs and stickers that can be attached to ID cards and that carry the same instructions about texting a PIN in case of emergency.

    Medicine on the Move

  • Since its 2002 refit, TG has become Auntie's most successful franchise, a cash-cow from whose motorised udders leaks an interminable stream of book tie-ins, TV spin-offs, inexplicable solo ventures and … cheaply packaged key fobs.

    Top Gear, New Tricks, Lewis … the television shows that won't die

  • [The Gazette] * A bullet was shot through the window of one of the court fobs, the fob was not hurt the window has been repaired; the shooter was a bad shot.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • It depends on my current obsession, but I have bought Victorian clothing and watch fobs, lots of vintage textiles, mid-century glassware and ceramics, vintage bird-watching books.

    Meredith Barnett: Knit Wit: Marcia Patmos Goes It Solo, Shares Her Spring Wardrobe Staples

  • Senior executives developed a manual for opening after a disaster, bulked up on portable generators, bought a mobile command center and gave employees key fobs with emergency contacts.

    How to Measure a Storm's Fury One Breakfast at a Time

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  • an ethnic slur for people 'Fresh Off the Boat' : who don't know local customs or language. I'm not a fan of slurs.

    October 21, 2014